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1 Markush structures – From molecules towards patents Szabolcs Csepregi Solutions for Cheminformatics

2 A journey to Markush-land Departure Markush structures: What are they? Getting them, Enumeration, Storage, search Arrival: Recent developments, plans

3 Departure – ChemAxon Cheminformatics toolkits and applications HQ: Budapest, Hungary Founded: 1998 Main customers: pharma, biotech, publishing 3rd party applications and web sites. (e.g. Integrity, Reaxis, PDB ligand search, ELN-s, registration systems, etc)

4 Departure – ChemAxon Main products: –Structure drawing & visualization (Marvin family) –Chemical DB tools (JChem family) –Property predictions (Calculator plugins) –Drug discovery tools (Reactor, JKlustor, etc.) Development strategy: customer-driven

5 Departure – Initial status 2005 Chemical Drawing, DB tools –molecule, reaction and query structrures Customers needed Markush funcionality, especially patents.

6 What are Markush structures and how to get them?

7 Markush structures Generic notation for describing many molecules (= Markush library) in a compact form. Main usage: –Combinatorial chemistry –Chemistry-related patents

8 Markush structures Current features handled: –R-groups –Atom lists, bond lists –Position variation bond –Link nodes –Repeating units –Homology groups (aryl, alkyl, etc.)

9 How to get Markush structures? Drawing – Marvin Sketch

10 How to get Markush structures? Patent literature (VMN format coming in 5.3 – Derwent World Patent Index)

11 How to get Markush structures? Combinatorial chemistry – Reagent clipping 1.Replace reacting group with attachment point (Reactor tool) 2.Turn fragments to R-group definitions (Molconvert tool) 3.Add a scaffold (Molconvert tool)

12 How to get Markush structures? Combinatorial chemistry – R-group decomposition 1.Filter and identify ligands in chemical library 2.Create Markush structure from R-table (R-group decomposition tool)

13 What to do with them?

14 Markush Enumeration Markush enumeration plugin –Full enumeration –Selected parts only –Random enumeration –Calculate library size –Scaffold alignment and coloring –Markush code –Optional example homology group enumeration

15 Markush storage & search JChem Base and Instant JChem No enumeration involved Can handle complex Markush structures (10 40 or more) Substructure and Full structure search Basic query features supported

16 Markush storage & search Substructure hit visualization Query Result in original Markush

17 Markush storage & search Substructure hit visualization: Markush structure reduction Query Result in original Markush Reduced result

18 Whats new Homology groups –19 built-in groups Marvin templates for easier sketching –Customizable: Examples (for built-in groups), User-defined homology groups Import reagent files as R-groups Position variation and Repeating units

19 Demo Click here...

20 Main use cases Patent search hits refining, White space analysis, Markush structure curation, In-house storage of small Markush DB, etc...

21 Under development.VMN import (Derwent World Patent Index) 5.3 – this year Homology variation queries (narrow translation) Maximum common substructure search Biased enumeration All Markush features of.VMN format Overlap analysis of Markush structures Conditions for Markush variables

22 Future work for the community Lack of open Markush file format standards. Community needs patent Markush data. Call for Markush patent content holders to make data accessible. Solution? –InChI or CML(XML) extensions? –Open up existing format specifications? –Marvin (mrv) format? –??

23 Summary Markush structure storage, search and enumeration at ChemAxon now reaching patent coverage Continuous development, improvements in the pipeline

24 Acknowledgements Development team: Nóra Máté, Róbert Wágner, Szilárd Dóránt, Tamás Csizmazia, Ferenc Csizmadia, et al. Tim Miller and Linda Clark at Thomson Reuters for useful discussions, help and example.VMN files Many early adopters and colleagues within the field for suggestions and feedback

25 Interested? We are looking for further early adopters Currently running individual projects with pharma companies to test and enhance functionality. If you are interested, please contact us.


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